When THE BLESSING Doesn’t Feel Like A Blessing

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.” (Genesis 50:20)

This morning I was doing some meditating on the testimonies that God has done in my life. I was really thanking God in my heart for the transformation that He has done to me.

I gave my life to the Lord in March of 2015, and shortly after that the Lord led me to leave the sorority I was in and to live my life completely sold out to Him. Immediately after giving up the sorority, I begin courting my husband. While entering my senior year of college, at the age of 21, we got married quickly in 2016 by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Four months later, the Lord called my husband in for greater ministry as we began to prepare for pastoring. By January of 2018 we had stepped into the role God had for us at our local ministry, as my husband began taking on the pastoring role more fully. That same year the Lord told me that I would be expecting our first child, and that I would be pregnant. By the end of that year, we were expecting our first child, and in 2019 we had our son! Later in 2019 we were suddenly expecting our second child.

A span of 5 years, the Lord has taken my life on a journey that I didn’t anticipate as I was walking toward the alter as that 20 year old college student. But I remembered this morning the faithfulness of God when the weight of the sudden blessing felt like it was too much.

The story of Joseph began coming to my mind this morning! After Joseph had his vision, the events immediately following that didn’t look like what Joseph saw. From slavery, to prison, to Egypt, what happens when The Blessing doesn’t feel like a blessing?

The Holy Spirit connected this for me this morning, as I was thinking on my own life. Just because it doesn’t feel like a blessing, that doesn’t mean that it’s not a blessing. I thought about the days when I literaly could not understand why God had chosen me so suddenly. I didn’t see the significance of my journey. But now that I’m on the other side of the that particular journey, I see the hand of God moving, even if I didn’t understand it as much back then.

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.” (Genesis 50:20)

When Joseph was standing in front of His brothers, after God had elevated him to the place of his destiny, the revelation of God’s wisdom and infinite sovereignty probably dawned on him as his brothers bowed down in front of him. The manifestation of the prophetic vision he had received was happening right before him in Genesis 50. The revelation of what he had to go through in order to become what God intended for his life, probably occured to him.

Keep fighting the good fight of faith. Serving God, and being faithful to Him in season and out of season is not pointless. You are making it to the place God told you about. And one day you’ll look around, and realize your walking in the manifestation of the prophetic destiny the Lord told you years ago. The blessing truly is a blessing, and all will see the glory of God through you! The Lord is with you!

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